PARADISE VALLEY RANCH S, NEVADA

Period of Record General Climate Summary - Growing Degree Days

Station:(266005) PARADISE VALLEY RANCH S
From Year=1894 To Year=2010
Growing Degree Days for Selected Base Temperature (F)
Base Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Annual
40 M 5 18 79 183 416 645 911 856 576 292 52 8 4041
40 S 5 23 102 285 701 1346 2257 3113 3689 3981 4034 4041 4041
45 M 1 2 25 88 273 496 756 701 429 169 15 1 2957
45 S 1 3 28 116 389 885 1641 2342 2771 2940 2955 2957 2957
50 M 0 0 5 30 155 351 601 547 289 78 2 0 2057
50 S 0 0 5 35 190 541 1142 1688 1978 2055 2057 2057 2057
55 M 0 0 0 6 71 219 446 394 166 25 0 0 1327
55 S 0 0 0 6 78 297 743 1136 1302 1327 1327 1327 1327
60 M 0 0 0 1 23 111 295 247 73 5 0 0 754
60 S 0 0 0 1 24 135 430 677 749 754 754 754 754
Corn Growing Degree Days
50 M 5 22 90 176 319 441 568 550 435 279 69 9 2964
50 S 5 28 118 294 614 1054 1623 2173 2608 2887 2956 2964 2964
M = Monthly Data
S - Running sum of monthly data.
Growing Degree Day units are computed as the difference between the daily average temperature and the base temperature. (Daily Ave. Temp. - Base Temp.) One unit is accumulated for each degree Fahrenheit the average temperature is above the base temperature. Negative numbers are discarded. Example: If the days high temperature was 95 and the low temperature was 51, the base 60 heating degree day units is ((95 + 51) / 2) - 60 = 13. This is done for each day of the month and summed.
Corn Growing Degree Day units have the limitations that the maximum daily temperatures greater than 86 F are set to 86 F and minimums less than 50 F are set to 50 F.
Table updated on Oct 31, 2012
Months with 5 or more missing days are not considered
Years with 1 or more missing months are not considered

Western Regional Climate Center, wrcc@dri.edu